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Adversary and political opponent of

Members of the Founding Fathers Group



POTUS-05 [1817-1825]

US Secretary of State + War [1811-1817]

US Minister to the Court of St. James [1803-1807]

Governor of Virginia [1800-1802 + 1811]

US Minister to France [1794-1796 + 1803]

US Senator from Virginia [1790-1794]

Congressional Congress [1783-1783]

slave-plantation owner

Founding Father

James Monroe

Earth-birth Friday-28-Apr-1758

dematerialization 04-Jul-1831 [age 72]


Elizabeth Monroe, painted by John Vanderlyn


POTUS-05-partner [1817-1825]

Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

Earth-birth Thu-30-Jun-1768

dematerialization 23-Sep-1830 [age 62]


POTUS-05 [1817 until 1825]

author of Monroe Doctrine

Governor of Virginia

American ambassador to France

slave-plantation owner

James Monroe


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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Agneya * Riksya * Karthika * Alcyone

BPL commentary

For Krittika births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the splendidly Surya-ruled paradigm of Riksya, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of the Pleyades. Their purpose is confidence-raising and light-bringing in creative pursuit of values fulfillment.

Radiant Certainty

Agneya-born gentlemen are often found in politics, in gambling and speculation, or in creative finance. Natural dramatists, Riksya-born are brightly idealistic and self-directed seekers of attention.


Vrishabha-Urisha-pada-2-3-4 express the tension between two-party bargainer Shukra versus one-party autocratic singular nakshatra-pati Surya. Often the intelligence of pada 2-3-4 is focused into the Values-fulfilling sectors of banking and finance, natural resource conservation, music, wines and perfumes, arts, and beauty. Depending on [Yogakaraka] Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward government positions.

Themes of self-importance, individual entitlement, creativity, and confidence may contextualize Krittika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Krittika-Pleyades

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. [1939] . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80

"A proud, dignified, and honorable person

  • - an executive type.

He is very ambitious and eager for power

  • and has the ability to achieve his desires.

He has an innate sense of the importance of his destiny .

He expects everything to come to him as his due

  • and usually gets what he sets out to obtain ."


James Monroe at age 61 in 1819

MonroeJames.jpgBiographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Shukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 10.7

28-Apr-1758 Earth-birth * Shukra-Rahu bhukti

Surya Mahadasha * age 10.7 until age 16.7

1772 [JM age 15] grieved the decease of mother * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 7th-from-Chandra

1774 [JM age 16] grieved the decease of father * Surya-Shukra chidra-dasha * Shukra activates 2nd-from-Surya

1774 enrolled by his paternal uncle into the College of William and Mary, but leaves after a year to fight in the Revolutionary War * Surya-Shukra chidra-dasha * Shukra lagnesha

Chandra Mahadasha * age 16.7 until age 26.7

1776 [JM age 17] begins military officer work in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Kuja-yuti-Rahu * Mangala fighting, weapons

1777 makes a successful guerilla attack on enemy encampment but nearly dies of his injuries * Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Kuja-yuti-Rahu * Kuja nichha foolhardy

1780-1783 studied law under his mentor, Thomas Jefferson * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani [Yogakaraka] rules 9-theory + 10 profession

1783 [JM age 24] law license, begins law practice * Chandra-Shukra bhukti * Shukra lagnesha

Mangala Mahadasha * age 26.7 until age 33.7

16-Feb-1786 [JM age 28] consecration of marriage-1-of-1 to Elizabeth Kortright [Elizabeth age 17] Mangala-Rahu bhukti * Kuja-yuti-Rahu

Dec-1786 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Kuja-Guru bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 33.7 until age 52.7

1794 [JM age 36] appointed USA ambassador to France by George Washington His family became close friends with the family of Napoleon Bonaparte . Monroe was later a supporter of the French Revolution * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 41.6 until age 57.6

Oct-1799 [JM age 41] slave uprising Gabriel's Conspiracy targets Monroe. Slaves are swiftly and violently suppressed * Rahu-Shani bhukti

Dec-1799 elected Governor of Virginia * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani yogakaraka rules 9-theory + 10 profession

1800 [JM age 42] Elizabeth's health begins to decline, marked by seizures and weakness * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 8-changed identity, unexpected eruptions of force

04-Dec-1816 elected POTUS-05 [age 58] Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 5-elections

1819 begin the Panic of 1819 which would endure until 1823 * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 6-poverty, debt

06-Dec 1820 [JM age 62] elected POTUS-05 * the Federalist Party collapses and disintegrates [Ketu] allowing Monroe to win virtually unopposed * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya politics

02-Dec-1823 formally announced the Monroe Doctrine * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu over-reaching, exotics

Shani mahadasha * age 57.6 until decease age 72

23-Sep-1830 [JM age 71] grieved the decease of wife Elizabeth * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 7th-from-Shukra

04-Jul-1831 [JM age 72] physical dematerialization via tuberculosis * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha maraka activates-2

Prominent Features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]


[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[brilliant center of innovative imagination]

[champion of personal privacy]

[patriotic political action behind-the-scenes]

[innovating genius of creative sanctuary]

[dreamlike father may be builder-schoolteacher-invisible]


[Bharani-2] [navamsha Surya-Kanya] intuitively confident ministries-of-service

  • [Surya-Mesha] Suryaya * the supreme one * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the vital competitive dominating rashi of Mangala
  • [Surya in bhava-12] center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * backroom politics * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on creative imagination * sparkling center of the sanctuary * radiant clairsentient drama * father may be isolated or unavailable


Dad was a slave-plantation owner = Surya-rules-4 farming. Dad also practiced skilled carpentry = Shani drishti into Surya practical skills. Although socially he was a member of the aristocratic planter class Surya-Mesha [uchcha] , Dad's agricultural plantation was not profitable. Ketu-9 also suggests an absentee father.

The same difficulty would beset James, who inherited and purchased considerable farms and slaves. Yet, James was so often absent Surya in bhava-12 from the settlement that his properties were mismanaged and he fell into debt [also rogesha uttama Shukra lux tastes cause debt] .

James Monroe inherited his fathers' slaves and deeded plantations. However, while James was performing executive and diplomatic roles for the New Nation, his land-holdings and his slaves were not well-managed, and eventually they cost him more than they produced.


Surya-Mesha [uchcha] activates 11 = friends, mentors * Friends in High Places

Monroe was a protégé of the fiery, dominating, shrewdly strategic, and aristocratic leader, POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson = [uchcha] Shukra-11. The elder Jefferson was 15 years senior in age to Monroe

1780 until 1783, after the Revolutionary War ended, young Monroe studied law under Jefferson .

While serving as USA ambassador to France, Monroe and his wife Elizabeth Kortwright became close friends with the family of France-Emperor 1769-1821 Wars Napoleon Bonaparte when their daughters attended the same school.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[busy-communicative vikrama-pati for Urisha indriya-lagna]


[serving-arguing Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2] [navamsha Chandra in Kanya] intuitively helping-critical

  • [Chandra-Dhanus] comforted by customary beliefs * settled into rhythmic received teachings * needs to feel wisely guided
  • [Chandra in Pūrvāṣāḍhā-Apah] calmed by valued beliefs * protectors of inspirational beauty * needs philosophical harmony
  • [Chandra in classroom-8] comfortable with crisis * familiar with catastrophe * unpredictable mother * feels the pulse of cyclical rebirth * soothed by secrecy * sensitive to danger * revolutionary sentiment * accustomed to frequent upheaval * seeks deeply rhythmic initiation * acculturated to masked exploration * occult sensitivities * needs eruptive energies * nourished by non-disclosure * emotionally attuned to trauma * undulating shakti-shocks * mother may be a mystic, healer, concealer, agent of disguise


Little is known of James Monroe's mother. Chandra in Pūrvāṣāḍhā-Apah in bhava-3 as karmesha would suggest that mom would have been literate , philosophical, sentimental, musical, and a capable manager.

The compatible 5-9 angle between Surya-Mesha-7 and Chandra-Dhanus-3 suggests that Monroe's parents were well suited to each other.

Although both his parents died before he finished high school, Monroe's early childhood during Surya Mahadasha and Chandra Mahadasha would have been stable and powerfully influenced by the harmony between his parents.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]



[Kuja-yuti-Rahu ]

  • [Mangala-Karkata] active pursuit of security * proactive nourishment * drive toward rooting + settling * vigorous defensive movement * police protector * fence-builder * push toward land ownership * promotes construction of settlements * innovative farming + fishing * energetically ethnic * champion of local cultures
  • [Mangala in bhava-3] drive toward commerce * push toward scripted communication * active touring * vigorous pronouncements * invasive management * energized process * hyperactive mentality * athletic sibling-figures * promotional sales * photographs of the muscular physique * dynamic marketing * champion of teamwork * pursuit of business
  • [Kuja-yuti-Rahu] thrill of muscular action * competitive ambition * passion to win * fascinating physicality * compulsive drive toward heroic battle * dynamic desires * champion of culture-clash * forward thrust toward opportunity * forceful pursuit of privilege


yuvati-pati-7 activates 10th-from-10th [nīcha] Kuja-yuti-Rahu in karma-sthana-10 * powerful career in advising and agreement-making during contentious time of history

[nīcha] Mangala activates bhava-12 containing his [uchcha] Surya - a classic indicator of foreign political agency - vicissitudes of isolation in distant lands, social invisibility, imprisonment, inaccessibility, incapacitation, retreat into the imaginary, events in private rooms esp the bedroom

As a foreign diplomat [lagnesha Shukra] in the crucial early years of the newly formed United States of America, POTUS-05 James Monroe engaged in constant literary correspondence and attended countless meetings, presentations, soirees and salons.

yuvati-pati-7 + dhanapati-2 Mangala in bhava-10 * Kuja-yuti-Rahu marks Monroe as a passionate, somewhat reactive and highly politicized revolutionary with a gift for exotic arrangements and decisive leadership. Monroe was a fervent revolutionary fighter in youth and severely wounded in a battle against British troops.

Monroe was age 18-25 during his Mangala Mahadasha

During Kuja-Kuja svabhukti Monroe dropped out of college and joined a military training camp. He spent the first half of the seven-year Kuja Mahadasha fighting in the American Revolutionary War. Kuja-yuti-Rahu was ready, willing, and able to fight as an officer, due to Rahu-10. [nīcha] Kuja gave Monroe a special talent for the guerilla tactics favored by General POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington.

Monroe's fierce fighting in several famed battles, including near-death from a cut artery during Mangala-Rahu bhukti, won him a lifelong honor as a patriot. Kuja activates -7 occupies 10 = honor [10] for fighting [Kuja] for a cause of justice [7] .

Death of son

Three children; two daughters survived. Shani-5 gets drishti of [nīcha] Kuja


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] zisya-karaka [student]

[Krittika-2] = [navamsha Budha-Makara]

  • [Budha-Urisha] financial communications * articulation of tonal value * talks about stored goods * discusses collected assets * delivers descriptive evaluations * sends historic messages * skillfully signals the music * preservation methods * describes sound frequencies * hands-arms-shoulders send sensual gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-1] [dik-bala] * narrative of body, self, identity, discusses physical appearance, describer of embodiment, explainer of tangible self, delivers instructions for self-characterization, articulation of communicative movement, animated gestures, talks about personality, details the two-sided identity.


Budha-1 communications activates 10th-from-Chandra

  • JM's career was highly complicated by the emotionally impulsive Kuja-yuti-Rahu in bhava-3. The other major communicative influence = his Budha-1. JM's career survived a relentless siege of wars, accusations, and disagreements among the leaders of the baby-nation USA as well as among foreign powers. JM had to manage communications with a fractured Congress. Meanwhile, he was busy [3] helping to author the Bill of Rights. Later, he was engaged in crafting values-based policy documents such as the Monroe Doctrine.

Budha-1 ruling 2-speech ++ 5-politics helped Monroe to weather the

Budha activates the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra = Kanya-12

Monroe was a keeper of confidential information * Budha-8


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]

[mysterious-initiatory randhresha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Urisha indriya-lagna]


[Jyeṣtha-4] [navamsha Guru-Meena] intuitively expansive visionary imagination

[Atmakaraka worldview, philosophy, expansion, understanding, doctrine, preaching, beliefs, ideology]

  • [Guru-Vṛścika] much mystery * many sudden discoveries * optimistic about emergencies * believes in healing * many masks * hidden doctrine * permission to reveal * transformative guidance * expands the scope of secret undertakings * multiple initiations
  • [Guru in bhava-7] many contracts * optimistic negotiations * much partnership * abundant agreement * numerous alliances * extensive bargaining * multiple trusts * expansion of advocacy * fertile match-making * typically more than one spouse * patron of legal arrangements * proliferation of promises * extensive bargaining * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an attorney-counselor-broker


Guru activates Meena Svamsha


svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]


[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[beautiful friends + unbalanced enemies]

[conflicted luxury-loving community]

[identified with sweetly profitable exploitation]



  • [Shukra-Meena] appreciation of music * likes fantasy * often looks beautiful * envisions harmony * prefers an imaginative partner * attracted to dreamy artists * intuitively balanced designs * sensual feet * bargains for sanctuary * enjoys symbolic clairsentience * contemplative aesthetic
  • [Shukra-11] seeks pleasure via social connectivity * pleasant community linkage * balances asset distribution systems * seeks network equity * association with artists * values friendly financial connections * likes knitting-and-knotting * pleasing designs to adorn the skin * graceful ankles * appreciation of friendships * aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace * enjoys attractive friends * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a socialite-economist-networker-economist-networker


In adulthood, Monroe held several diplomatic posts to foreign courts representing the fledgling USA.

Empowered lagnesha Shukra = alliance-crafting diplomat, consensus-building governor, Yet, in 6 indicates situations of constant conflict and hypocrisy. Monroe reduced the most egregious levels of political partisanship during his presidency 1817-1825. He undertook long meet-and-greet tours of faraway New England and built understanding between the mistrusting Calvinist individualist with the Southern planters, known as Era of Good Feelings

Monroe's leadership career involved constant contact with the violent circumstances of the French Revolution and the carnage of the American War of 1812 [French-and-Indian War] . He did have some personal problems, but he died a natural death and was never assaulted despite functioning in some quite violent environments.

Shukra-11 earnings, awards for work accomplished -- but also Shukra activates 6 = financial imbalance. Monroe struggled with colossal debt from over-spending on entertainments during diplomatic assignments. Mainly historians opine this was a result of Elizabeth's craving for a French haute courtier style. Despite having inherited valuable slave plantations, he was almost always in some degree of financial distress. He sold most of his land holdings to satisfy the debt, and died insolvent.

Rogesha Shukra [uchcha] in bhava-11. POTUS-05-pair 1768-1830 La belle Americaine Elizabeth Monroe was a known beauty. She supported her husband's career. Yet, By the time he reached elite governance ranks, she was too sick with a seizure disorder [believed to be epilepsy] and related ailments to host her husband's presidential entertainments.

She remained sick in bed while her daughters hosted the many required parties. Monroe had his own lifetime health problems lagnesha-Shukra, starting with a cannonball injury from the war, plus an ill wife, and lifelong financial insolvency .

Lagnesha [uchcha] Shukra-11 contributes to debt

None of his many government posts were salaried. Following the Roman model, only the wealthy elite were expected to govern the Republic. Like his peers, Monroe received some Congressional subsidies for entertaining and transportation, but in the end, he was not wealthy enough to fund the entertainments, costumes, wigs, and other fine accouterments that he and Elizabeth preferred [kalatrakaraka Shukra wife] .

[uchcha] Shukra-11 loves luxurious large musical parties, public art, and fine architecture. But Monroe's responsibilities took him away from the slave-farms so often that his extensive land holdings failed to produce a net profit, and he did not in truth possess the funds required for the level of luxury that he presumed.

Lagnesha Shukra also rules debt-6. Monroe suffered ongoing debt related to extravagant entertainments in the conduct of diplomacy, even while Shani-10 produced a lifelong career of [overall] responsible governance.


duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]

[svakshetra] [svabhava]

[Śaśaka Yoga]

[Yogakarakaphilosophical-doctrinal dharmesha or Urisha indriya-lagna]

[Yogakaraka dutiful-directing karmesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[responsible for economic gridworks]

[obligation to perform community governance duties]


[Shatataraka-2] [mūlatrikoṇa] [navamsha Shani-Makara] intuitively orderly social governance regulation

  • Shani-Kumbha *heavy old economic systems * obliged to conform to marketplace rules * responsible scientific work * structural compression upon skin-nerves-ankles * mandatory electro-magnetic networking * regulated revenues * lawfully distributed earnings * must materialize past-to-future gridwork * must sustain lowest-common-denominator connections * proletarian communities * conventional friendships * elderly mentors * slowly achieves social-material goals * scarce conductive resources * maintainer of old economies
  • [Shani in Bhava-10] [beneficial placement] steady time-structured rulership * must regulate the old order * maintains dignified reputation * grim determination to sustain governance * burdensome social-authority roles * chronic weighty executive duties * heavy decision-making portfolio * upholds conventional hierarchies * oppressed by lack of freedom to choose social policies * resistance to new rules * intolerance for institutional innovation *leadership fatigue * supports socially-approved, rigidly dutiful lawgiver-roles * elders maintain high ranking duties


dignified, executive, responsible Shani in Bhava-10 rules

  • 9-ideology, sacred teachings, paradigmatic belief
  • 10-social ordering, governance, hierarchical position

James Monroe held a long series of executive and diplomatic appointments in the rulership of the New Nation.

However, JM's authority was occasionally invalidated. Washington essentially fired him. Monroe was removed from his post in France. When JM was Virginia Governor, the slaves especially hated him and targeted him.

  • Having the ruler of 12th-from-10th sitting in karma-sthana, even when karmesha Shani also occupies 10, suggests considerable erosion of position.

His personal fortunes fluctuated radically. Monroe inherited a significant wealth from slave-powered agricultural plantations

He held distinguished positions of national leadership and was respected as a capable leader yet occasionally recalled from posts due to his outspoken views *

Yogakaraka * Śaśaka Yoga Shani has considerable strength in mulatrikona Kumbha. Shani drishti into [uchcha- Surya-12]2 overseas diplomacy

Shani in 3rd-from-Chandrra can be associated with depression.

Shani-5 is a yogakaraka ruler of 4-5 who gives slow accomplishment in political environments via patience, repetition, and neutrality. However, shani-5 does not permit gameplaying financial speculation, excessive amusement, or intellectual enjoyment of politics. Shani is being constantly harassed by drishti of [nīcha] Kuja.

Political realities of war and finance for the new USA, which delayed the imposition of orderly economic systems, created ongoing frustration for man-of-principle Monroe. He was obliged to engage with the world of glamour and bright entitlements, but his political and financial life was more focused on damage control -- much less on having fun.


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]



  • [Rahu-Karkata] shimmering illusion of security * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * ambitious home-building * mask of ancestral belonging * extravagant loyalty to the homeland * tantalizing defenses * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms * exceptional fisheries * grandiose gardens *passion for oceans * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned-stewarded properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of caretaking * seeks privilege via protective roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-3] passion for prestige communication *in svabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter = glamorous writing * outsider who cleverly insinuates into culturally important communicator roles * exotic photography * unusual journalistic reporting * thrilling announcements * unorthodox commentary * mesmerizing messaging * craves publication * ambitious sibling-cousins * mixed-culture collaborative teams * desire for conversations * over-reaching commerce * exciting gestures * opportunistic approach to manufacturing * entranced by information technology * boundary-breaching sibling-cohort * unconventional explanations * remarkable retinue * entrancing evangelism * seeks privilege via project management
  • [Rahu-yuti-Mangala] amplified competition * magnified championship * exotic pursuits * tricky innovation * opportunistic brother-warriors * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] appearance of dynamic energy * hypnotic attack * passion for engines * craves hot movement * invasive force of cross-cultural mixing


Pushya-Rahu-Karkata yuti Aśleṣā-Mangala-Karkata [nīcha] provides a continuous high-energy ascent to privilege and importance [Rahu] from Monroe's age 26 until age 52.

Career fraught with tension and complaint, despite solid ability

[nīcha] Kuja and Rahu are both enemies of Shani = both reside in 6/8-from-Shani.

Monroe's public reputation and credibility suffered from the permanent tension between his drive to conversational process management = Kuja-yuti-Rahu-3 versus his sober, mature capacity for top-down executive overview Shani in Bhava-10

  • Monroe was a member of the VIP cohort [Rahu-3] that included Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Hamilton, and Burr inter alia. He was known to this band of brothers [3] and he received prestigious [Rahu] appointments from them. However, Monroe made unauthorized treaties and was recalled from his Paris diplomatic post by Washington for being disruptive. In particular Monroe was a vigorous supporter of the French Revolution and he insinuated American support for it while the formal and unchanging USA policy was neutrality. Monroe made public announcements decrying US attacks on native settlements in Florida, then sent private messages to military commanders such as POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson, encouraging him to use all available force against the natives. nīcha Kuja complicates Monroe's mentality by introducing personal guilt into his professional communication patterns.

The combined Mangala-plus-Rahu era [25 years] occurred when he was young and somewhat impulsive. It produced too much volatility overall and bred mistrust of both Washington or Jefferson. This extended 25-year ascent to highest visibility public office began with his aggressive Revolutionary War heroism.

The combined Kuja-Rahu schedule ended with his return from foreign service, under criticism from POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington for over-reaching [Rahu] regarding Monroe's vigorous support of the French Revolution The USA was supposed to remain neutral, but cant-let-go guilt-master [nīcha] Kuja-yuti-Rahu can get over- excited about holding on to established [Karkata] bonds.

It was only Monroe's early 50's when the Guru Mahadasha began that Monroe obtained higher positions, starting with Governor of Virginia and escalating continuously afterward. After the end of Rahu Mahadasha, Monroe's capability for sustained mature governance= * Śaśaka Yoga yogakaraka Shani-10 = began to dominate his career.

However, it is said that George Washington died from getting on his horse in a snowstorm when he was already sick, in order to go cast his vote against Monroe.

Rahu gives effect of maraka Kuja-rules-7

Monroe ended life quickly after onset of his Shani-Budha bhukti, Following his wife Elizabeth's death, he was in severe debt. At the end of a lifetime of service to his nation, Monroe was crippled by sickness, widowhood, and poverty. Elizabeth died an invalid in 1830. Soon afterward, Monroe died in NYC from heart failure [Shani-5] and tuberculosis on 04-Jul-1831 [age 72] in the home of his daughter .\

RAHU-SHANI bhukti lave uprising citation

Arthur Scherr, "Governor James Monroe and the Southampton Slave Resistance of 1799," Historian; 1999 61[3] : 557–578 and Douglas R. Egerton, Gabriel's Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 and 1802 [1993]


kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]

  • [Ketu-Makara-Draco] formally dissociates from strict regulations * dissolves caste hierarchy * meaningless  rules * vacuous laws * walks away from social authority positions * severance from executive roles * not limited by public protocol  * ignores conventional structure * disregards class barriers * releases a cold blue cloud of institutional order into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-9] disinterested in credenda * wandering worldview * disengaged from faith doctrine * disregards theory * liberating philosophy * irrelevance of patriarchal dogma * ambivalence toward conventional convictions * spacey father * weird beliefs * ignores the ordinary understandings * incoherent ideology * unless other graha in 9, may prefer to live free from father-figures


POTUS-05 pair

American ambassador to France

Elizabeth Kortwright Monroe


birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities


Mrigashirsha - Mrigashiras - Mraga - Mruka - Marga-ziraza - Agrahayani - Ena-ziras

BPL commentary

For Mriga-shiras births of a feminine valence, the condition of kinesthetic, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, and competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by the civilizations of Orion. Their purpose is to promote engaging, instinctive messages that conquer, compete, startle, stimulate, pioneer, and provoke.

[Kuja] -ruled Mriga-zirasa ladies tend to be physically fit, agile, energetic sportswomen and dancers. They are often found in politics, entertainment, and commerce, especially in sales, marketing, and advertising roles where their energy delivers competitive advantage.

Mraga are surprisingly accurate markswomen, able to handle weapons if necessary. They often have an interest in metalcraft. Agrahayani ladies may have a special affinity for quadruped animals, brothers, and soldiers. Due to the crystalline structure of their noses, Mraga-born have an exceptionally acute sense of smell.

Vrishabha-Urisha pada 1-2 represent the 7-12 angle and the Shukra-Kuja attraction. Pada 1-2 pursue gracious arrangements, match-making, and brokerage in secluded environments, such as the private bedroom or in distant lands. Their goal is the formation of vitally valuable partnerships. Depending upon [Yogakaraka] Shani ruler of 9+10, Urisha pada-1-2 of Mriga have a stronger propensity toward guidance [9] and governance roles [10] .

Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 3-4 represent the 6-11 angle and the Budha-Kuja tension. Pada 3-4 are vocal socialites skilled in conflict intervention, and natural ministers of aid. Pada 3-4 may focus on community activism, economic profits, and service to the wounded [whether the wounds are physical, mental, or emotional] .

Themes of forward movement, group activity, and sporting competition contextualize Mriga's terrestrial experience. Incoming drishti from Kuja can mobilize their progressive, pioneering actions. Also applies to Chandra in Mrigashira-Invaka

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. [1939] . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 91

"Usually this person is born in a wealthy family or at least well-to-do.

  • She will be brought up in a religious atmosphere

  • and will be deeply religious herself.

She is an entertaining and interesting speaker

  • and will participate in women's club activities

  • and other social enterprises .

If she adopts a public career, she will be successful and honored.

She is fond of beautiful clothes,

  • perfumes, and jewels,

  • and dresses elegantly and in good taste.

Her favorite color is green."


Elizabeth Monroe younger

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Calendar

Shukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 9

30-Jun-1768 earth-birth in New York City, British America * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti

06-Sep-1777 [EM age 09] grieved the decease of mother * Shukra-Ketu bhukti * Ketu in 7th-from-Chandra

03-Aug-1778 [EM age 10] a year after her mother's death, her family home burned to the ground. The family escaped. Shukra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 6- accidents, injuries

Surya Mahadasha * age 9 until age 15

Chandra Mahadasha * age 15 until age 25

16-Feb-1786 [EM age 17] [JM age 27] exchanged the vows of marriage 1-of-1 with a young Virginia Congressmember, James Monroe * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates Svamsha

Dec-1786 [EM age 18] celebrated the birth of child-1 daughter * Chandra-Guru bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 25 until age 32

1794 [EM age 26] moves her family to Paris when James Monroe appointed USA Minister to France by POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

Sep-1794 [EM age 26] grieved the decease of father * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

1799 [EM age 31] James Monroe elected Governor of Virginia * Mangala-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 5-politics

1803 the Louisiana Purchase which Monroe helped arrange is approved

Rahu Mahadasha * age 32 until age 50

1816 [EM age 49] James Monroe elected POTUS-05 * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 10th-navamsha

Guru mahadasha * age 50 until decease age 62

Nov-Dec 1820 [EM age 52] James Monroe re-elected POTUS-05 * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 9-politics, 8 secrecy

23-Sep-1830 [EM age 62] physical dematerialization * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra maraka activates-2

Distinctive features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]

[busy-commercial sahaja-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[intelligent political conversation]

[commercial self-confidence]

[creative event management]

[intelligence for dramatic physical gestures]

[brightly entertaining talk]

[identified with writing]

[father may be businessman-publisher-journalist]






  • [Surya-Mithunaya] Mithra * neighbor, companion * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the conversational gesturing rashi of Budha
  • [Surya in bhava-1] center of identity * bright embodiment * intelligence for competition * focus on appearance * genius for innovative self-expression * athletic entitlements * eye on personality * sparkling center of body-based vitality * father may be an icon-competitor-inventor
  • [Surya-yuti-Shukra] confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger
  • [Surya-yuti-Shani] confidently lawful * bright regulator * entitled to impose order * politically intelligent authority-figures * radiantly systematic * sober hierarchical strict father-figure * cautiously orderly expression of the spiritual rays of the Sun * limited entertainments * creatively disciplined
  • [Surya-yuti-Ketu] confidently detached * bright observer * entitled to surrender * apathetic toward the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent abandonment * disregards patriarchal power * politically disinterested * wandering father-figure * radiantly unconcerned


Dad = wealthy businessman and social networker

Surya-1 rules 3-commerce

Dad was widowed when little Elizabeth was age 9, * he never remarried [Ketu]


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[preserving-collecting dhanesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[Pūrvāṣāḍhā-3] = [navamsha [Chandra-Tula] intuitively sensitive diplomatic-


[Pushkara Navamsha]


  • [Chandra-Dhanus] comforted by customary beliefs * settled into rhythmic received teachings * needs to feel wisely guided
  • [Chandra in Pūrvāṣāḍhā-Apah] calmed by valued beliefs * protectors of inspirational beauty * needs philosophical harmony
  • [Chandra in classroom-7] comfortable with arrangements * familiar with bargaining * needs harmony * soothed by match-making * feels the pulse of deal-making * allied to the mother * accustomed to adjudication * habitual negotiator * calmed by customary arrangements * rhythmic rebalancing * needs fair contracts * sheltered by a parenting partner * nourished by agreements * undulating equity * mother may be a match-maker, attorney, advocate, judge
  • [Somana-yuti-Rahu] emotionally expedient * sensitive to exotic folks * risk-rewarding mother * over-stimulated feelings * unconventional parenting style * comfortable in mixed-culture environments * undulating desires * craves passionate nurturing * feels exceptional


MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]


[inimical-medicating rogesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[dynamic visionary leadership]

[inventive pioneer of social imagination]


  • [Mangala-Meena] vigorous pursuit of intuition * warrior in the Dreamworld * energetic action behind-the-scenes * proactive envisioning * push toward private prayer * vitally active imagination * invisible impact * indefinite impulses * pursues clairsentient roles * sound-healing engineer * conquest within walled enclosures * champion of sanctuary
  • [Mangala in bhava-10] drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank * competes for top status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * dominating executive roles * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites



jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] zisya-karaka [student]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Mithunaya indriya-lagna]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Mithunaya indriya-lagna]

[talks about ethno-cultural historical traditions]

[sensitive conversations on banking and asset collections]

[detailed discussions about domestic values]

[managed planning for local resource conservation]

[commercial interest in valuable landed properties]

[younger sibling or students engaged in real-estate finance]



  • [Budha-Karkata] comfortable communications * hand-arm-shoulders make protective gestures * rhythmic articulation of root culture * discusses ancestral morality * prescriptive routines * argues for foundational stability * describes protective fencing * parochial talk * converses about caretaking * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers land-use information * patriotic declarations * habitually chats about the local settlement
  • [Budha in bhava-2] narrative of values-fulfillment * conversations about natural resources * talks about history * instructions for asset conservation * explains banking procedures * cherished recordings * discusses sound values * articulation of speech-song * quick-darting eyes-face * tells stories * defines storage methods * describes family lineage * manual preservation of collections * chats about knowledge base * conserves libraries * quick with language * manages archives * repeats from memory



dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]

[bargaining-partnering jaya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-commanding karmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna] [diverse places for philosophical service teaching]

[many servants in multiple homes-schools]


[Atmakaraka = guidance, benevolence, generosity, doctrine, ideology, beliefs, global humanism]

  • [Guru-Kanya] much ministry of service * many servants * numerous employees * indoctrination of laborers * much logical argumentation * conflicted guidance * permission to help * generously assists many victims * optimistic about medication * believes in aid * doctrine of benevolent humility
  • [Guru in bhava-4] many local roots * growth of homes * fertile gardens * many diploma-licenses * abundant owned-stewarded property * many vehicles * multiple protective caretakers * multiple mother-figures * much shipping-transport * tolerance for parochial perspectives * numerous deeds of title * a patron of environmental stewardship * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a grower-builder-schoolteacher-miner-shipper-landowner


EM's husband JM was a grower [4 farming]


svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[entertaining vidya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[embodies graccious conversational political diplomacy]





  • [Shukra-Mithunaya] appreciation of detail * beautiful accessories * attracted to writers * likes businesspeople * balanced gestures * conducts diplomatic conversations * prefers a communicative partner * aesthetic of handiwork * pleasures of specific explanations * enjoys correspondence * gracious messaging arrangements
  • [Shukra-1] seeks pleasure via handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive appearance * active style of balancing * pursues adjustable arrangements * appreciation of muscular vitality * pleasing designs to adorn the head * aesthetic of new life * physical exercise to balance the brain * identified with brokerage * seeks the sweet midpoint of dynamic negotiations * energetic pursuit of equity * identified with acts of diplomacy * bargains vigorously for fair exchange * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an athlete-innovator-pioneer
  • [Shukra-yuti-Surya] balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners
  • [Shukra-yuti-Shani] sweetly serious deal-making * mature relationships * graciously responsible * beautiful bones * appreciation for neutrality * strict negotiations * pleasant legal mediation * rigorous bargaining * enduring agreements * regulated contracts * architectural elegance * pragmatic design * lawful arrangements * realistic finance * prefers relationships with orderly partners * in a husbandly nativity, preference for a seasoned, class-conscious wife
  • [Shukra-yuti-Ketu] sweetened surrender * gracious abandonment * attracts vacuous feminine-figures * appreciation for fair terms of dissolution * disoriented negotiations * unconcerned with conventional beauty * empty contracts * apathetic arrangements * impermanent agreements * prefers relationships with spiritual partners


Shukra activates 6th-from-Chandra +++ Shukra-1 yuti Ketu-1.

Health issues likely epilepsy, and burns - exacerbated by Mangala drishti into kalpasthana-1


duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[physicalized mental pressure]

[personal to maintain discussion]

[embodiment of structured explanations]




  • [Shani-Mithunaya] tiresome old documents * resists new explanations * must conform to management hierarchy * must continue orderly communications * rigid process handling * heavy old discussions * obligatory scripted conversations * inflexible instructions * must endure proletarian talk * slow elderly messengers * tightly structured dialog * compression upon hand-arm-shoulder * restricted breathing * insufficient team cooperation * overburdened collaborations * scarce information resources * maintainer of old business
  • [Shani in Bhava-1] steady time-structured personality * mature conduct * must produce under pressure * strictly orderly movement * regimented appearance * grim determination to survive * tense competition * muscular fatigue * required activity drills * chronically impeded self-expression * bodily seizures * identified with heavy responsibility * resists unnecessary change * often looks older * lives to work * elders preserve class-conscious identity.
  • [Shani-yuti-Surya] social resistance to individual creativity * pragmatic politics * class-conscious father * limited unearned entitlements * delayed [but not denied] romance * conventionalized theatrical displays * restrained flamboyance * disciplined intelligence * cautious willpower * socially-approved expressions of divine brilliance
  • [Shani-yuti-Shukra] slow system imposes lawful equity * limited luxuries * sturdily handsome * orderly feminine figures * pragmatic finance * contractual discipline * socially constrained harmony * conventionally regulated pleasures * trust in age * mutuality over time * class-structured arrangements
  • [Shani-yuti-Ketu] delayed dispersion * distancing style of social conformity * pragmatic dissociation * limited surrender * lawful abandonment * spiritual paralysis * disinterested in outdated protocols * disciplined apathy * constrained wandering * systematic dissolution


From Chandra-Dhanus indriya-lagna, sober serious structured hierarchical Shani activates

  1. the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of [2nd-from-Chandra]
  2. the emotionally talkative, information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]

  • [Rahu-Dhanus] shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of generous patronage * extraordinary theory * extravagant preaching * unorthodox approach to higher truth * mask of global humanism* fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous proselytism * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of philosophical belief * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-7] passion for partnership * in svabhava of Suave Shukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks opportunistic arrangements * strategic use of the law-courts * expediently amplified bargains * extraordinary relationships * extravagant promises * outsider who cleverly insinuates into partnerships * astounding advisors * unorthodox negotiations * marvellous match-making * thrilling surge of brokered agreement * non-standard pacts * surprisingly advantageous loop-holes * exaggerated equity * unusual exchange valuation * sweet mirage of fair treatment * enthralling mixed-culture treaties * may pose as an impartial counselor * disguised as a deal-maker * mesmerizing diplomat * appears as a pleasant advocate * seeks privilege via instrumental alliances.
  • [Chandra-yuti-Rahu] amplified emotion * magnified familiarity * extraordinary mother * exotic habits * tricky routines * opportunistic patriotism * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] appearance of sympathetic caretaking * hypnotic rhythms * emotionally attuned to cross-cultural mixing


kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]

  • [Ketu-Mithunaya] dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * empty instructions * absent from discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional talk * dialog of liberation * ignores normal business * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-1] eccentric expression of the fleshly container * oddly unique identity * ambivalent toward kinetic movement * incoherent embodiment * other-defined chameleon * surrenders individual completeness * identity depends upon Important Others [Rahu-7] * liberation via abdication of birthrights
  • [Ketu-yuti-Surya] uncertain * abandons entitlements * sparkling empty drama * wavering confidence * proudly aloof father * apathetic politics * intellectual disengagement * dispersed vision * avoids power-games * unfulfilled creative genius * half-hearted gambling * charmingly incoherent entertainments * brightly wandering intelligence * liberation via surrendered egocentricity
  • [Ketu-yuti-Shukra] unsatisfied * unsustainable arrangements * invalid promises * broken bargains * dissolved contracts * beautiful injustice * sweetly unfulfilled vows * fragmented negotiations * nicely abandoned alliances * absence of equity * apathetic brokerage * peculiar music * distrust * pleasantly empty relationships * liberating release of vows * for husbandly nativities, may dissolve-or-disconnect the wifely-figures.
  • [Ketu-yuti-Shani] nonconforming * surrendered status * empty structures * disconnected elders * unsustainable rules * abandoned achievements * peculiar profession * chronological disorientation * irregular order * apathetic boss * fragmented materialism * incoherent legislation * disregard for rigid social conventions * free from survival fear * liberation via release of concern for public approval

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